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FOX News
Mar 5, 2013 8:00am PST
appears to be growing more impatient with hits neighbor. kim jong un has been mostly confrontational with the u.s. except for his meeting with dennis rodman last week. >> we have urged the north korean leadership to head president obama's call to choose the path of peace and come into compliance witnesses international obligations. north korea's actions directly violate united nations security council resolutions and threaten international please and security. >> reporter: a third nuclear test took place just last month, jon. jon: congress is taking teps to try to further the crackdown on north korea? >> reporter: they are supporting tougher chances. they are mold holding a meeting on north korean criminal activities that keep the regime in power. here is chairmaned royce from california. >> we must go after kim jong un's illegal activities like we went after organized crime in the united states. identify the network, interdict shipment and disrupt the flow of money. >> reporter: it includes the smuggling and counterfeiting of u.s. 100-dollar bills, jon. jon: thank you. general jack
FOX News
Mar 29, 2013 8:00am PDT
again and reportedly readying its military. the leader there kim jong un says his rockets are ready to quote settle accounts with the united states. this comes one day after a powerful military message from us to them the pentagon sending two nuclear-capable stealth bombers on a fly over right around the korean peninsula to make sure they saw it. jennifer griffin is live at the pentagon with more on this continuing to develop story. so, jennifer, what is north korea specifically planning to do? what are they saying? >> reporter: well it's difficult to say, jenna, but right now kim jong un is backing himself into a corner and the pentagon is very worried that he may put himself in a position that if he doesn't do something he will lose face. shortly after midnight local time last night north korean state television reported that kim jong un signed orders to put the nation's rockets on combat ready status. the direct threat to the u.s. in the wake of those b-2 bomber flights over the peninsula were cleared the animated north korean news reader said of kim, quote he finally signed the
FOX News
Mar 18, 2013 8:00am PDT
.com/thankyoucards to apply. jenna: brand new developments on growing pen ounce shuns with north korea as kim jong-un continues threats of a preemptive nuclear strike on the united states. now china, the biggest ally of north korea and its biggest trading partner, is now warning the united states about our plans to beef up our own missile defense system. a top chinese government spokesman telling the chinese media, quote, all measures seeking to increase military capacities will only intensify antagonism and will not help solve the problem. retired major general bob scales served five years in korea over his time in the military, that spans about three decades. that is him on the right there. he commanded artillery battalion that helped protect a key area along the dmz where we still have tens of thousands of troops. he joins us now. general, every time you're on we learn a little something extra about your service. nice to have you with us here today. >> thanks, jenna. jenna: geography can tell you something. being on the ground can influence your perspective on types of international issues. tell u
FOX News
Mar 26, 2013 8:00am PDT
are concerned that kim jong un the young leader of north korea is trying to consolidate power by making these threats and trying to look strong in the eyes of his own people. they are worried that after april 30th that they could see some sort of provocation from the north koreans. we also know from the pentagon that they have been telegraphing to the north koreans that they've been using b52 flights. three b52 flights in recent weeks, they can carry nuclear warheads. the pentagon would not say whether these b52s were armed. it's unlikely that they were armed but it's clearly sending a signal to the north korean leader and we just found out that the third b52 flight took place on monday march 25th. so it is likely that that was seen as provocative by the north koreans. jenna: a story we'll continue to watch. jennifer griffin thank you very much from the pentagon. we'll have more on the north korea threat. we'll take to major general bob scales who hrefrd along the dmz between the north and south. right now the united states has nearly 30,000 troops stationed there. all the more importan
FOX News
Mar 15, 2013 8:00am PDT
and they are increasing, so that is serious. the other thing is dealing with a new leader, kim jong un, and we still don't know a lot about him, and his reign is developing right before our eyes. he was seen at a artillery site recently which was the same site that fired in 2010 on the south korean island where they had casualties there. another thing is they have a new president in south korea and usually north korea has some kind of pof vocation after a new south korean president takes office. we don't know what he's going to do, but i suspect he's going to do something in the next few weeks or months. jenna: what is also concerning to many analysts is the relationship between north korea and iran. there is certainly a lot of focus on missile interception on the west coast because of the geography with north korea. what about our east coast? what about their relationship with iran? should we be looking elsewhere besides just ask and california to beef up our defenses? >> the iranians certainly, as we all know, we've talked many times, are developing a nuclear weapon. they have missile technology, shor
FOX News
Mar 20, 2013 8:00am PDT
jong-un's government has stayed quiet when south korea has come under cyberattack and blamed the north. south korea believes that they have a whole department dedicated to internet warfare, targeting the u.s. and south korea. in this case, three south korean tv broadcasters and two major banks have their computers go down at 2:00 o'clock yesterday afternoon. those systems stayed down for two to seven hours. for the bank customers, that meant no online banking, no teller machines, no use of debit or credit cards. some of the banks said afterwards that it did not appear that customer accounts were compromised. one south korean computer experts said all signs point north. they said it has to be a hacking attack. such shutdowns cannot be caused by technical glitches. they went on to say that political attacks on south korea come from north korea. so why might the north do it now? welcome here are some of the reasons. north koreans are upset about new u.n. sanctions and they are doing military drills. and north korea claimed that its computer systems were hacked days ago. south korea denied
FOX News
Mar 28, 2013 8:00am PDT
april 30th that's when kim jong un the young north korean leader may try to do something, an attention-getting exercise if you will and he may miscalculate. without this hotline between the two countries it's very risky. defense secretary chuck hagel spoke to his south korean counterpart yesterday. there could be misunderstanding without this hotline and things are very tense right now. jenna: do we have any idea in the north koreans know about these stealth bombers, we know they are closed to outside press. we are seeing these images, but do we have any indication that the public is in north korea r-r. >> reporter: they may be closed to the outside press. their military is monitoring what the south koreans and the u.s. is doing. the u.s. and the pentagon are clear in wanting to release a press release on the b-2 nights. they announced on monday the b52 flights. they are sending a very clear message and there is no doubt that the north korean leader and the military know that these flights took place. jenna: we'll continue to watch this story, a big one eights is, thank you. jon: we ar
FOX News
Mar 11, 2013 8:00am PDT
by the new leadership. >> reporter: with a new north korean leader kim jong-un becoming increasingly confrontational with the u.s., the international community is watching this closely now. north korea conducting military exercises on their side of the border while the u.s. and south korea on their side started a annual joint exercise that including 10,000 south koreans and 3,000 americans. those joint military drills begin today and will last for 11 days. jenna. jenna: we'll talk about more of this during the show. steve, thank you. jon: john boehner says he is far from done as being house speak, but the gop needs to do a better job this from a wide-ranging interview with "roll call" where speaker boehner was asked how his members interpret the results of election and the unpopularity of the gop according to some polls and boehner had this answer. >> we have one house of congress an congress is the favorite whipping boy for americans for centuries. i don't expect that to change. we lost the presidential election in november. there are lessons we have to learn from that. we have to d
FOX News
Mar 1, 2013 8:00am PST
great kim jong un is. this is the same week where north korea is coming out again and talking about how hostile and horrible we are as a country. it's not just dennis rodman. eric schmidt the head of google was recently in north korea. what is going on here? >> the north corina villaraigosa reanswer are expert at using people like rodman, like the harlem globetrotters, like schmidt, the philharmonic to give the regime legitimacy. this has no effect on the starving people of north korea, it only benefits theee hraoerbgts it's an embarrassment a tragedy that people allow themselves to be played for tphaols by the regime. srad today mere lennon had a name for the people in the west that the communists would use to their srarpbgs lennon called them useful idis, and i think the name is accurate. jenna: ambassador we had an historic moment. this is the first maybe of many, i don't think so about dennis rodman's foreign policy. interesting all the same because the pieces do matter. >> i'd be happy to talk to him and try to convince him this was a big mistake on that part. jenna: let us know if
FOX News
Mar 7, 2013 8:00am PST
being so belicose. >> there is so much news going on that something is wrong in the capitol. kim jong un has baseball been there for 15 months. he's been purging his father's officials which is standard operating procedure in the north korean regime, that's why they are expand being the north korean prison camps right now. when a regime is in disarray the hardest lines always set the tone. jon: there was speculation when he took office that he would need to prove to his military leaders that he was a tough guy, that he had backbone, is this his way of doing that? >> that's part of it. the other thing is that north korea always commits provocations within months of the inauguration of a south korean president to test the revolve of a new leader. hark yo u.n. g hai took office last week. jon: let's take a look at the sanctions the u.n. voted in on south korea. restricting financial and trade transactions, i would have thought that would already have been done. required mandatory inspection of suspicious cargo. asset freezes incorporated and travel plans for certain north korean leaders. a
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